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Industries and residents have already paid huge costs in the clean-up of the Taj Mahal. But pollution has derailed efforts
With increase in black and organic carbon particles, the threat of discolouration haunts the Taj
Taj Trapezium Case
Supreme Court orders to curb industrial emissions have been implemented but progress in other areas is a concern
Till early 2000s, ASI used chemicals for conservation without researching their effect on the monument
People pay with jobs as government cracks down on petha-making units
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Twenty years after the Supreme Court asserted that people have a right over radio waves, community radio continues to struggle. Instead of supporting the stations, the Centre now plans to carry out a listenership survey to gauge its impact and decide its future

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Sorit Gupto
All you need to know about Western Disturbances
Posted by Akshay Deoras

Will the southwest monsoon arrive on time over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands? 

Posted by Latha Jishnu

Like its other policies, the BJP government's Land Acquisition Ordinance favours industry at the cost of farmers

Posted by Vijdan Saleem

Social media has redefined communication and made it even better, especially during emergencies

The new rules propose to increase the thickness of plastic bags to 50 microns so that their cost discourages people from using them. But penalties need to be made stricter for better implementation

Posted by Gopal Naik

Farmers need short-term rainfall forecasts and agricultural extension services to tide over difficult weather conditions

Posted by Sadia Sohail

The 2015 rules boast of clarity and lay down the responsibilities of various stakeholders in clear terms

Posted by Anupam Srivastava

Various challenges and fears came to fore as resource persons and participants talked about their experiences

Posted by Priyavrat Bhati

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

Posted by Satwik Mudgal

The rules have gone into details of almost every stage involved in waste management; be it segregation at source, transportation of waste, treatment and final disposal

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